A week ago I decided to bite the bullet and paint the panelling in our family room. Something I have been thinking about doing since we moved into our home fourteen years ago. Well I don't really know what got into me a week ago Sunday, but I suddenly decided that the panelling would be painted. I did a quick Google search, (what did we do before Google???) to see what I needed to do, and I was so amazingly impressed at the transformation of the room pictured in the "how to paint panelling" piece I read online that I was sold on the idea and immediately headed off to Menards. I was not sure what my final wall color would be but figured I could still apply the oil based primer, which I did, and the transformation was amazing, I knew I had made the right decision. I decided to put blue on two walls, the same color I used in the kitchen, and then did the other walls in an off white called, Down Comforter. I painted the window and door trim in semi-gloss white. I am so in love with my new room, the change from dingy, gloomy, darkness to crisp, clean and bright is fabulous. Why did I wait fourteen years to do this???
|I can now see my mantle clock, it no longer blends into the panelling!|
|The sofa looks so much nicer against a light, bright wall and the crucifix is no longer camouflaged by the panelling.|
|The room ties in nicely with the kitchen, I am glad that I kept the paint cards after painting the rest of the downstairs rooms a year and half ago, it made it easy to get the correct color mixed.|
|I just love the white window frames, the valance looks so much perkier with the blue walls. And, can you believe how amazingly green everything is outside, this is what happens when Indiana is blessed with daily rain showers in summer time :)|
|This picture, from Christmas time, shows the room in its's former state, as you can see it was rather dark and dingy.|